Recipe: Chili Non Carne

A great Meat-free Monday take on this classic comfort food.

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Top Nine of 2018

Newsfeeds are flooded with everyone’s Top Nine most liked Instagram photos. And I have to agree, it’s a cool way of looking back on the year and the biggest moments of 2018. But not all my big moments are on Instagram. And what’s important to me didn’t necessarily rack up all the likes on social media. So instead of focusing on the Top Nine images that people liked most on Instagram, I chose to look back on my top 9 favourite memories of 2018. Here they are:

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The Full Stop Is Dying and You Probably Didn’t Even Notice

You might be affronted by that heading, but if you go look at your recent chats, you’ll quickly see that the full stop, a once undisputed part of communication, is becoming redundant. Primarily used to indicate the end of a sentence, it is now either being replaced by new things like line breaks, single speech bubbles on WhatsApp, emojis and hashtags, or it’s being left out altogether because it isn’t needed anymore. I took a look at informal communication platforms and how we communicate on them to figure out why this pillar of punctuation is being used less and less.

Emojis might seem cute, but they are clearly more powerful than they seem.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: A Spoiler-Free Review

So excited for this game!


Being part of the Official Fansite Programme comes with many advantages. As in previous years, Crystal Dynamics provided me with a free review code for Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One. At this point I would like to thank them again!

A few words to start with:

This review is spoiler free! I will also show only a few in-game screenshots to avoid showing too much in advance. One thing can be said for sure:

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is not just the grand and grandiose finale of Lara’s origin story, but also (finally) a true Tomb Raider adventure again we all have been waiting for!

I’ll start with a few general words and game features and how I experienced them personally. After that, I will conclude this review with my personal impressions, further screenshots and opinion.

Note: Own captured screenshots are labeled with…

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Tomb Raider: Wishlist

Following the runaway success of 2013’s Tomb Raider, the 2015 sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider left no stone unturned when it came to upping the ante. But upon completion of Lara’s adventures in Rise, the inevitable question crops up… where will she go next?

Lara Croft has risen to new heights, leading me to ask, what’s in store for her in the next instalment?

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How My Life Changed When I Stopped Drinking Sugar In My Coffee

I know you’re expecting to read some wonderful I’m-no-longer-a-sugar-addict story, or that I miraculously lost 5kgs since I’ve picked up this healthy habit, but no. It’s not one of those stories. It’s actually very boring; because to tell you the truth, I don’t feel the changes I expected.

It really does taste better without sugar.

It really does taste better without sugar.

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Table Mountain Might Look Flat, but Damn It Ain’t!

I’ve been living in Cape Town my whole life and when you hear Cape Town, an image of the beautiful and famous Table Mountain probably comes to mind. Although I’ve been to the top of the Mother City’s most iconic landmark many times, I’ve never hiked up the 1080m high mountain. The trek has been on my bucket list for ages, and yesterday I finally ticked it off. Sorta…

The View from the Top.

The View from the Top.

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Who Am I?

What is my identity? Who determines my identity? Who am I?

I’ve been trying to answer this question for the last few days and I’m struggling. I feel as if I have to enter a dark room and confront myself with a bunch of questions just to figure out who I am. The reason I’m wondering this is that after a conversation with a few colleagues, their opinions, concerning my personality, differed completely from my own. And now I’m stuck wondering, am I who I think I am, or what people around me see?

Me, looking all perplexed and stuff.


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